Event: The Global Fund Explores Innovative Finance for Health

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

On November 13th, the Private Sector Constituency to the Global Fund Board hosted a discussion on “Opportunities in Innovative Financing for Health” on the sidelines of the 38th Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria. The Global Fund is the largest financing institution in global health, having funded programs that have saved more than 22 … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvent: The Global Fund Explores Innovative Finance for Health

A New Year Brings New Challenges and New Opportunities

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As the New Year gets underway, we are grateful for the immense support and dedication our partners have shown us over the last year. Together, as a global health community, we made significant progress in 2017 – renewing commitments to TB and intensifying efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance. 2017 also brought changes in global leadership at … Read More

Alyssa GovindanA New Year Brings New Challenges and New Opportunities

Insights: It’s time to involve the private sector in accelerating Universal Health Coverage

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

By Alyssa Govindan “Governments have everything to gain when they prioritize human health. I am hopeful for global progress because universal health coverage is included in the SDGs” – Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s Minister of Health. What is UHC? Countries around the world have developed many different models for delivering healthcare. Some are fully public, some are mostly private, and … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: It’s time to involve the private sector in accelerating Universal Health Coverage

Interviews: Leveraging business models for social good: An Insider Look at CSR

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

There are any number of way to define Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For the purpose of this article we are referring to efforts made by companies aimed at making some sort of social or environmental impact. It is a way for companies to attract consumers and employees while also giving back to society. CSR picked up at the turn of … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInterviews: Leveraging business models for social good: An Insider Look at CSR

Innovations in Global Health: Strengthening public health supply chains through private sector integration: Lessons from Senegal

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

By Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers Fatou Binetou Badji, a midwife and head nurse at a Senegalese medical center, recalls a time when she had to have tough conversations with patients who would come in to her facility, only to find out their preferred contraceptive method was not available.  “It was very difficult when a patient already … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Strengthening public health supply chains through private sector integration: Lessons from Senegal

Insights: The Pivotal Role of the Private Sector in Achieving the Demographic Dividend in Africa

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

By Rebecca Fishman, Project Manager “Youth is the hope of our future,” wrote the Filipino patriot José Rizal in the late 1800s. The sentiment still resonates today, and particularly when it comes to achieving the African Union’s goal of an integrated and prosperous Africa. The fastest growing continent, Africa has the most youthful population; 70% of the projected 1.6 billion … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: The Pivotal Role of the Private Sector in Achieving the Demographic Dividend in Africa

Innovations in Global Health: Beacon Emergency Dispatching for Community First Responders

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

Trek Medics International is a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities with unreliable access to emergency care and transport through innovative mobile phone solutions. Trek Medics’ approach is based on the principle that emergency medical services (EMS) utilized in the wealthiest nations aren’t easily implemented in low- and middle-income countries – primarily owing to under-developed infrastructure … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Beacon Emergency Dispatching for Community First Responders

Event: Opportunities in Innovative Health Financing with the Global Fund

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

The Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) will host an event on the sidelines of the 38th Global Fund Board meeting to discuss opportunities in innovative health financing. A significant increase in resources and funding is essential if we are to reach sustainable development goal (SDG) targets including eliminating HIV, TB and Malaria by 2030. Pressures on donor financing combined … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvent: Opportunities in Innovative Health Financing with the Global Fund

Looking Back on the 1st Year of the GFATM New Funding Model

Nisa PatelNews, Newsletter

In May 2014, countries submitted concept notes in the first review window of the new approach to grant-making approved by the Board for full implementation just two months earlier. By the end of the year, the Technical Review Panel (TRP) had reviewed 111 concept notes, approximately 43% of all expected country submissions for the 2014-2016 allocation period and representing nearly … Read More

Nisa PatelLooking Back on the 1st Year of the GFATM New Funding Model

New Private Sector Opportunities Approved, Governance Reforms Launched at Global Fund 32nd Board Meeting

Nisa PatelArticle, Newsletter

November 18 – 21, 2014 | Montreux, Switzerland The Global Fund Board met for its 32nd Board meeting in Montreux, Switzerland from November 18-21.  Over the course of the meetings, the Board approved major decisions including: amendments allowing the private sector to make restricted financial contributions against unfunded portions of approved country grant requests reforms to enhance Board and committee … Read More

Nisa PatelNew Private Sector Opportunities Approved, Governance Reforms Launched at Global Fund 32nd Board Meeting